The coronavirus situation

Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Documents

A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

National Pollinator Strategy

The Norwegian Governments National Pollinator Strategy is now available in english. The strategy has been developed by the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.

News from the Ministry

Laboratorie

125,000 cervids tested for Chronic Wasting Disease

30/03/2021: As many as 125,000 cervids have been tested at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (Veterinærinstituttet) since the first wild reindeer was diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease - CWD in 2016. The samples come from cervids that were hunted, as well as those found sick or injured in traffic, and testing is an important part of monitoring CWD in Norway.

On March 11, the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Bollestad met with Carlos das Neves, Director of research and internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, to hear about Covid-19 and pandemics and about how we can work preventively against new pandemics.

Infections from animals and the environment to humans − a growing problem

12/03/2021: People can contract diseases caused by pathogens found in both animals and the environment. Pandemics seem to be getting more frequent. Why? Moreover, can new pandemics be avoided? These were some of the topics that the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Olaug Bollestad heard about, and discussed, in a meeting with Carlos das Neves, Director of research and internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and President of the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA), at a meeting on March 11th.